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RE: changed advice on use of h1 headings in document outline. -adding to HTML 5.0

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:07:39 -0800
To: <tink@tink.co.uk>, "'Steve Faulkner'" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "'HTMLWG WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009d01ce191c$4e4fe2c0$eaefa840$@ca>
+1 

 

(grammar matters)

 

JF

 

From: Léonie Watson [mailto:tink@tink.co.uk] 
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 12:29 PM
To: 'Steve Faulkner'; 'HTMLWG WG'
Cc: 'HTML Accessibility Task Force'
Subject: RE: changed advice on use of h1 headings in document outline.
-adding to HTML 5.0

 

Steve Faulkner wrote:

“Unless there is any objection I will commit this editorial change[2] to
HTML 5.0 next week.”

 

Could I suggest one small change? Instead of:

 

"Sections may contain headings of any rank, but authors are strongly
encouraged to use elements of the appropriate rank for the section's nesting
level.”

 

Perhaps this:

 

"Sections may contain headings of any rank, and authors are strongly
encouraged to use elements of the appropriate rank for the section's nesting
level.”

 

Using “… but authors are strongly encouraged…” sets up the expectation that
the second clause of the sentence will disagree with the first. Changing it
to “… and authors are strongly encouraged…” re-enforces the first clause
instead.

 

Léonie.

 

From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com] 
Sent: 04 March 2013 07:03
To: HTMLWG WG
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force
Subject: changed advice on use of h1 headings in document outline. -adding
to HTML 5.0

 

Hi all


Unless there is any objection I will commit this editorial change[2] to HTML
5.0 next week.

regards
SteveF

On 14 February 2013 13:50, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all, 

as the result of a bug[1] the advice to use h1 in sections has been removed
[2]


old text:

"Sections may contain headings of any rank, but authors are strongly
encouraged to either use only h1 elements, or to use elements of the
appropriate rank for the section's nesting level."

new text:

"Sections may contain headings of any rank, but authors are strongly
encouraged to use elements of the appropriate rank for the section's nesting
level."

please review the change [3] at you leisure, feedback welcome.


[1] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19741
[2]
https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/556da56c44a2be0cabb9eccbe51fe583fcdf4332
[3]http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/sections.html#headings-and-s
ections
-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG



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